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Jean-Claude Duvalier must not be allowed to evade justice in Haiti

Posted on Wednesday 6 February 2013

Press release from Amnesty International
Transmitted to AlterPresse on February 6, 2013
Former Haitian leader Jean-Claude Duvalier must not be allowed to evade justice for his alleged responsibility for crimes against humanity committed during his time in office and the victims must receive reparations, Amnesty International said as a Court was due to hear an appeal on the case against the former President known as "Baby Doc".
During the hearing, the Court will assess a request by victims’ families and survivors of torture, illegal executions and enforced disappearances during (...)

Chile-Haiti : The networks that El Poli built in Chile to traffic Haitian immigrants

Posted on Monday 22 October 2012

By: Gustavo Villarrubia and Juan Pablo Figueroa
Published: 05.10.2012
Translated by : Robert Shaw for AlterPresse
If it hadn’t been for the wrong move that Dominican Luis Ramirez took in the airport – while ‘Viviana Rodriguez’, a Chilean police officer was tracking him for months on end – the group that was trafficking Haitian citizens to Chile wouldn’t have been detected. ‘Viviana’ became an undercover agent while a specialized team followed her every move.
Over the course of the last eight months, Ciperchile shows how 17 Haitians were brought to Chile with promises of jobs in exchange for (...)

Haiti : In conquest of liberty

Posted on Monday 30 July 2012

By Marie-Thérèse Labossière Thomas
Submitted to AlterPresse on July 30, 2012
Author’s Note: On February 11, 1998, I presented at the US National Archives “Haiti: The Birth of a Nation,” as part of the Black History Series. Today, the matter of who we are and how we began is still relevant, as we seek to determine our future. Below are the texts of the announcement and the presentation.
Marie-Thérèse Labossière Thomas, July 29, 2012
"Wednesday, February 11 Black History Series
"Haiti: The Birth of a Nation." Marie-Therese Labossiere Thomas will present an overview of the Haitian Revolution, (...)

Haiti-Cuba : For an International Solidarity Movement with Fidel Castro and Cuba, “Heroes of International Solidarity.”

Posted on Friday 26 August 2011

By Franck Laraque *
Transmitted to AlterPresse on August 24, 2011
A large majority of the member countries of the United Nations, countries and popular organizations that have benefitted from the solidarity of Fidel Castro and Cuba in the form of aid in health care, education, and the defense of the political and economic rights of minorities since the Revolution of 1959, have never stopped denouncing and criticizing the criminal embargo of the United States against Cuba, but without much success.
It is time to resort to a peaceful international solidarity movement and unleash a series (...)

Haiti : On the passing of Jean-Claude Bajeux

Posted on Monday 8 August 2011

By Michael Deibert *
Transmittted to AlterPresse on August 6, 2011
I was sitting in my study in New Orleans working on a book on the Democratic Republic of Congo when I heard the news that Jean-Claude Bajeux had passed. Bajeux, co-founder of the Centre Oecuménique des Droits de l’Homme (CEDH), former Minister of Culture, militant for human rights and democracy and great Haitian patriot, was 79.
Since I started visiting Haiti in 1997, I got to know Bajeux and his wife, Sylvie over the years, both of a generation that fought hard against the 1957-1986 Duvalier family (father François and (...)

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